Re: Use AUTOREV and have revision/commit number in package name?

Martin Jansa

On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 05:01:36AM -0400, Denys Dmytriyenko wrote:
On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 10:34:58AM +0200, Koen Kooi wrote:
On 20-08-09 09:10, Denys Dmytriyenko wrote:
On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 07:52:58AM +0200, Holger Hans Peter Freyther
On Thursday 20 August 2009 05:28:02 Denys Dmytriyenko wrote:
Now, when SRCREV = "${AUTOREV}", AUTOREV gets resolved into a Python
function, which does the magic of fetching the latest snapshot from a
repository. But now if PV contains references to SRCREV, it breaks
(undesrandably), since SRCREV gets resolved in do_fetch and PV needs to
resolved early on.

Are there any standard ways to work around this limitation?
Check the mailinglist archives... Openmoko has deployed a solution that
fixed that about 1 1/2 years ago.

Short answer:
- Do not put SRCREV into PV, e.g. create a new var called SRCPV
- Populate SRCPV with something based on the SRCREV..
Ah, thanks! I was able to find your RFC message from last year on the
mailing list:

I'll give it a try. Thanks.

To be clear - it's not used in OE. While there is a single
recipe, which references SRCPV, it is not being set anywhere,
Take a look at
Thanks! More specifically:

Any ETA for the merge back to .dev? :)
Just out of my curiosity:

How are PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg supposed to work when I prefer pkg with
autoreved revision.

bbfile will be named like
inside will be PV="1.0.0+gitr${SRCPV}" and DEFAULT_PREFERENCE=-1

I would like to force using this _git version even when there will be with PV="1.1.0"

For fixed revision ie from sane-srcrevs i can bump PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg
with every revision bump in sane-srcrevs, but it also suboptimal :/.

With autorev I cannot set PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg at all, if I understand
it right, because I never know which string will be in ${SRCPV} and
using just PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg="1.0.0+git" or "git" ends with
"preferred version is not available". Setting PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg to
"1.0.0+gitr${SRCPV}" is not expanded and ends with a bit confusing
bitbake exception about SRC_URI not referencing some SCM.

I've asked on IRC and they said that its common practise to remove
PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg and adjust DEFAULT_PREFERENCE or blacklist all
other versions (like that with PV="1.1.0").

Now I solved my problem with updating PV in recipies which weren't
preferred by bitbake to latest version from all available (moved to
PV="1.1.0+gitr${SRCPV}" when is commited and removed

Could it be solved better? Something like:
1) use .bb file with exact the same PV
2) use .bb file where PV starts with the same string as is in
PREFERRED_VERSION_pkg if exact is not found and print warning.


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